Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Old Nautical Wisdom

Red at night,
Sailor's delight.
Red in the morning,
Sailors take warning.

Enjoy tonight and tomorrow.
Looks like it is going to be beautiful :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

At the End of a Freshly Paved Road

live two dogs...
that love nothing more than to go for an evening walk...
down paths framed with Queen Anne's Lace...
old hemlock trees...
and glimpses of fall...
I must go now.
I have one dog that waits patiently for me...
Thank you Snoop.
Let's finish our walk.
We can tell Heidi and Violet about it when we get back home:)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and preparing to paint my son DJ's room.  He is not in favor of this AT ALL!!! Nonetheless, I continued on.  The men (Dave and DJ) moved a bookshelf to the barn and carried photos and pictures to the barn where they will be stored until the room is complete.  There was one picture, however, that I could not put in the barn.  It is a poster that I had framed.  I purchased the poster while visiting Sweden for a family reunion when the children were very young.  It is a picture of a little boy feeding a bear blueberries.  That little boy in the poster reminds me so much of DJ.
So to thank my boys for helping me with my project, I decided to make them blueberry muffins this morning.
I got out my favorite Betty Crocker Cookbook that my dear friend, Pat, gave me,
got out the ingredients, and got to work..
They baked for 20 minutes...
Cooled for 30 minutes...
And most likely will be gone by tomorrow.
Unless I freeze half of them, that is :)
I hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable.
Thank you again boys :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Just Like This Photo

Nana and I are off to do some grocery shopping.
Have a great night:)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's For Dinner?

How about baked chicken, garden fresh vegetables sauteed in olive oil and butter, 
and a slice of chocolate zucchini bread for dessert?
You can even wash it down with a nice cold glass of milk.
 If you can get the food in your mouth, that is :)
Have a great night!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

It was extremely hot here in Western New York this weekend.
While some of our household just laid around, we traveled to Wayne County where we enjoyed cool lake breezes, stunning landscapes, sail boats, and a wonderful fruit and vegetable market.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
At the end of the day, we were dog tired :)
Have a great night.

Friday, July 16, 2010

TV Dinner Trays

When I was a little girl, my parents would take me over to my Aunt Corky and Uncle Shorty's house.
I loved it.  We all loved it.
They lived on a farm with cows, lambs in the spring, a great big St. Bernard, horses, and fish.
They had a wonderful fish tank inside and  Aunt Corky created a gold fish pond outside.
We jumped up and down on an old mattress that hid behind a piano, dressed up barbie dolls with clothes that our cousins sewed themselves, and marveled at the jewelry box that had a dancing ballerina in it.
We also got to eat in front of the TV on TV dinner trays. 
That was a big deal.
My Uncle Shorty died Wednesday night.  He was 89 years old.
I went to a  yard sale today and bought a TV dinner tray.
I  went to work, came home, ordered a fish fry, and let DJ enjoy the TV dinner tray.
Good bye Uncle Shorty. 
Thank you for the wonderful memories.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In Anticipation of the Weekend

Because I am going to be extremely busy this weekend,
I made my usual Saturday morning thrifting expedition last night. 
As usual, I was extremely pleased with my purchases.
Total amount for purchases - $5.19.
Wonderful brown eyelet shirt - love anything eyelet.
I think it is adorable and I can wear it with shorts, jeans, sweaters, jewelry, no jewelry.
You get the idea. 
And, this plate.
Is that not the sweetest plate you have ever seen?
Plates and linens are my thing.
Speaking of things and plates, redoing my son's bedroom will be the item on my plate this weekend:)
Can't wait.
Have a good day :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Down Home Fun

My sister brought the Rebel and her daughter to my house yesterday as was planned. 
All I want to say is Oh My God!!!
Good food, good wine, good company, GOOD TIME !!!
I hope you enjoy the day as much as we did.
Let's go swimming...
I've got hair in my eye.
That's your finger Brenda :)
I love to float...
I am a super hero...
I believe I can fly...
Cowabunga Dude!!!
Oh my!!!
That's right.  That's my boy :)
Or we can just set pretty and enjoy the view...
Or stand really still and hope that DJ does not follow through on his threat to throw me in the pond...
Maybe if I move real slowly...
A contemplative moment...
Let's zoom in shall we...
Maybe not, Mom!!!
More wine???
Thank you for coming to our home Lori and Victoria.
It was sooo much fun.
Next time we're coming to Texas :)
I'm not kidding...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finger Lakes Goodness

My sister is coming to my house tomorrow and she is bringing some special guests with her - her best friend and her best friend's daughter; all the way from San Antonio,Texas.  I will be preparing a scrumptious meal for them and it will be prepared with locally grown fruits and vegetables produced right here in the Finger Lakes. 
Where did I purchase said fruits and vegetables? 
Why at the Canandaigua Farm Market. 
Located in the pavilion on Mill Street, it is a wonderful market filled with a variety of seasonal items
- all very reasonably priced. 
I was greeted by Abby. 
Hello Abby Girl. 
I call her Abby Girl...
There is an assortment of flowers (I bought gladiolas)...
Fruits and vegetables (I bought Yukon gold potatoes and green beans)...
Wine (I bought Sweet Gus - he reminds of Snoop, what can I say)...
And locally produced honey...
I did not get a picture of the jams (I purchased a pepper jam that I will be putting over a block of cream cheese for an appetizer - SO GOOD - trust me) and baked products, but there were many. 
If you get a chance, check out your local farm market, I think you'll like it:)
Now I have to start getting ready for tomorrow. 
Have a great day :)


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